Spring is springing which means just one thing – summer is right round the corner. It’s time to shed those winter layers, get outside into the fresh air and eat tasty, light and healthy foods. What better for the summer season than the cool combination of fruit, vegetables and other delicious ingredients? Summer smoothies are ideal for a snack, breakfast, or to quench your thirst. Making a smoothie is simple but there are some secrets for creating the perfect concoction. Here are some tips for successful summer smoothie making. more→
Almonds are one of the world’s most nutritious and versatile nuts, perfect for snacking as well as in tasty recipes, renowned for their many health benefits and culinary uses. Here are just a few:
Reduce Blood Sugar Levels: Eating almonds may be a great option for diabetics looking to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Findings from a 2007 study published in the journal Metabolism found that consuming almonds alongside white bread regulates spikes in blood sugar and significantly lowers the glycemic index of the meal. more→
Get paid to do what you love? I know what you are thinking, “yeah, right! Maybe in another lifetime.” People who make that type of money are obviously born ridiculously talented and just so happen to be in the right place at the right time. Lucky souls who stumble into a dream lifestyle … right? Wrong. Okay maybe there are a rare few who just happen to make it big for no apparent reason, but the vast majority have spent their life doing more homework, working longer hours, jumping hurdle after hurdle, refusing to succumb to the naysayers of the universe, and developing a sharp self discipline. more→
Contributed by Garrick Dee Tan, from Juicing with G. Not all fruits and vegetables are created equal as certain produce will contain more pesticide residue than others. Foodmatters.tv calls this the contamination scale. That’s why the Environmental Working Group created the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen to educate consumers about which ones have the most and least amount of pesticide to help you shop smarter. more→
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This sweet delight is so beautiful it’s a shame to eat it … but we know you’ll find a way. This recipe was the result of dreaming of summer days. We wanted something bright and cheery in color and sweet and tangy in flavor, and the final product is exactly that! Recipes and photos from Rawlicious at Home: More than 100 Raw, Vegan, and Gluten-Free Recipes to Make You Feel Great ©2014 by Angus Crawford and Chelsea Clark. Published by Appetite/Random House Canada. Reprinted by permission.
Ah, the humble vegetable. If you’re laboring under the misapprehension that they’re only good for boiling, mashing or accessorizing your dish du jour, it’s time to wake up and smell the caramelized chicory. It’s amazing what is being created in NYC with a pinch of seasoning, a twist of lemon and a liberal sprinkling of culinary imagination. Like a flame under a burner, veganism has ignited the city with menus flaming new colors, flavors and textures that demand talent to perfect, and are by no means just for herbivores. more→